Defining Payees that should not be renamed

I see one of the new features in Quicken Mac 5.12 is:

Define Payees that you don’t want renamed. The Payee name will stay as is when it comes from the bank.

How do you do this? I don't see any option in the payee list to tell Quicken not to rename the payee. What am I missing? I suppose I could make a renaming rule that accomplishes this, but the description suggests the feature is independent of doing this.

Best Answer

  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Accepted Answer
    @DrGForce I would just define a renaming rule to rename a Payee to the same name, if that's what you want. I don't think there's a checkbox hidden somewhere to say "don't rename a Payee with this name", but you can make a renaming rule to say:  If Statement Name contains "XYZ" set Payee name to "XYZ". That will prevent a download of "XYZ" from going through the cloud-based renaming engine to get turned into something else. 
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993

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  • John_in_NC
    John_in_NC SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    If you want this globally (as in all your transx are downloaded from the bank as is), then you will want to go to Preferences: Connected Services and uncheck the option to "automatically improve the quality of downloaded payee names and categories"

  • jacobs
    jacobs SuperUser, Mac Beta Beta
    Accepted Answer
    @DrGForce I would just define a renaming rule to rename a Payee to the same name, if that's what you want. I don't think there's a checkbox hidden somewhere to say "don't rename a Payee with this name", but you can make a renaming rule to say:  If Statement Name contains "XYZ" set Payee name to "XYZ". That will prevent a download of "XYZ" from going through the cloud-based renaming engine to get turned into something else. 
    Quicken Mac Subscription • Quicken user since 1993
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